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Marjorie I. Klay

March 30, 1925 — June 6, 2019

Marjorie I. Klay, 94, of Plainfield, went home to be with the Lord on June 6, 2019.  She was born on March 30, 1925 in Mattoon, IL to the late Homer and Lottie (Martin) Hunter.  On October 22, 1945 she married the love of her life, Robert Gene Klay.  During WWII she worked in a munitions plant in Illinois testing components for the atomic bomb.  She was a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts.  She retired from the Indiana State Board of Health Dairy Division in 1986.  Marjorie was a member of the Plainfield Christian Church where she was actively involved with the Threads of Joy mission, having sewed over 600 dresses and boys shorts for the children in Haiti.  She also made many wedding dresses, drapes, leisure suits and quilts.  Marjorie was preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Grace Brewer; brother, Arnold Gene Hunter; husband, Robert Gene Klay; daughter, Judith Lynn Klay.  Visitation will be Tuesday, June 11, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the funeral home.  Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 10:30 am in Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery.  Survivors include her sons, Allen (Jonell) and Chris (Debbie) Klay; sister, Loretta Goss; granddaughters, Lori Klay, Lisa (Eric) Gray, Angela (Josh) Healy and Melissa (Luke) Rogers; 6 great grandchildren.  Marjorie had a deep love for God, country and her family.  Memorial contributions may be sent to Threads of Joy, Plainfield Christian Church (800 Dan Jones Rd, Plainfield, IN 46168).     
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